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Which type of oil do you use on a regular basis? #4565579
11/06/17 07:42 AM
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ZZman Offline OP
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Exotic/Expensive Syn
Brand name Syn
Off Brand Syn
Name brand Semi Syn blend
Off Brand Semi Syn blend
Brand name Conventional
Off Brand Conventional

I use name brand Syn oil in all my rides.

Last edited by ZZman; 11/06/17 07:42 AM.

2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: Which type of oil do you use on a regular basis? [Re: ZZman] #4565584
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Brand name syn...M1.


2014 Forester XT, 90000 miles
Last Change;
M1 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
Re: Which type of oil do you use on a regular basis? [Re: ZZman] #4565586
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Where's the option for "solid product that meets all manufacturer's specs for warranty purposes"?


2011 Mazda RX-8 R3
Mobil Super 5w-20
Re: Which type of oil do you use on a regular basis? [Re: ZZman] #4565588
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Brand name synthetic, M1 EP, Pennzoil PP or QS Ultimate

Re: Which type of oil do you use on a regular basis? [Re: d00df00d] #4565593
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ZZman Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: d00df00d
Where's the option for "solid product that meets all manufacturer's specs for warranty purposes"?


That could be any of the above. But what do you use regularly?

Last edited by ZZman; 11/06/17 07:57 AM.

2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: Which type of oil do you use on a regular basis? [Re: ZZman] #4565595
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Amsoil SSO.


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - Valvoline (Break-in)
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF
Re: Which type of oil do you use on a regular basis? [Re: ZZman] #4565597
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Group III syn with 5k to 8k intervals, weather and usage dependent.
Regularly put 150k to 300k on my vehicles.
Used a Group IV Diesel engine oil on my TDI, rest in peace.

Re: Which type of oil do you use on a regular basis? [Re: ZZman] #4565598
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The proper BRAND NAME SYNTHETIC or BRAND NAME CONVENTIONAL purchased on sale.

I have one last jug of Texaco Havoline 5W-30 conv. in standby for whomever needs it.

Re: Which type of oil do you use on a regular basis? [Re: ZZman] #4565603
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Brand name synthetic

Always considering other options


'18 Sportage LX AWD Pennzoil Platinum 5w20
'13 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Castrol GTX Magnatec 5w30
Re: Which type of oil do you use on a regular basis? [Re: ZZman] #4565612
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Cheapest I can find. Super-s and warren oil.


02 Wrangler durablend 10w40
87 F250 traveler 15w40
04 Tahoe super-s 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40
Re: Which type of oil do you use on a regular basis? [Re: ZZman] #4565613
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Supertech synthetic is probably my most common.

But also did buy a bunch of 15w40 conventional supertech for my 1995 Wrangler for both transmission aM41l8ocksnd engine


18 Forester 2.5I 6M
00 Jeep Cherokee
01 Ford F-350 XL 4x4 5M
Re: Which type of oil do you use on a regular basis? [Re: ZZman] #4565615
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Whatever is on sale... Generally a name brand Synthetic. Although I have a few quarts of $1 GTX high mileage that I bought at Dollar General on clearance. None of my cars have any specific oil requirements other than API SN. Even thought the '01 Civic and CR-V spec 5w-20, I've ran 5w-30 with no ill effects so I can use the same weight for everything.

I'm thinking of narrowing it down to one brand. It seems I use Pennzoil more than anything judging by the old jugs with used oil in my shed. I got hooked on it when PUP was $10 for a 5 quart jug at Walmart before the GTL rollout. If I stay with one brand, I feel a bit better about combining leftover oil into one jug for an extra oil change.


'16 Frontier SV 4x4-PP/Nissan OEM
'08 CR-V EX AWD-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram TG
'01 Civic EX-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram UG
'00 Civic LX-PYB/Fram UG
Re: Which type of oil do you use on a regular basis? [Re: ZZman] #4565621
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Mobil 1 when I get it on sale at Costco and tie the purchase in with a rebate.


2016 Honda Pilot EX-L with NAV.....Mobil 1 0w20 AFE and Ultra XG7317
Re: Which type of oil do you use on a regular basis? [Re: ZZman] #4565624
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M1 0W40 in a 220K v-6 2003 4Runner w/Frantz bypass filter
QSUD 0W-20 2010 RAV4 2.5L w/ Baldwin bypass filter
QSUD 5W-30 2016 NV2500 V-6 20K
dealer synthetic oil 2017 RAV4 11K (when I can get the dealer to follow instructions and change the oil at less than 10K mile increments).
QSUD 5W-30 2007 4.2L 2007 F150 XL 169K


2010 Rav4 4cyl 131K QSUD 0W20 Baldwin bypass filter
2003 4Runner 4.0L 219K 0W40 M1 Frantz bypass
2007 F150 4.2L 169K 5W30 QSUD
2016 NV2500
2017 RAV4
Re: Which type of oil do you use on a regular basis? [Re: ZZman] #4565627
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I use everything on sale/discounted/discontinued/rebate in dino or syn, 5W20 or 5W30.(5W30 is my go to oil). Now & again if I need something for a particular car like my OPE or my Firebird FORMULA in my sig, I'll buy that. But, even the Firebird I use 5W30 HM.

And yes, I do alternate between the 5W20 & 5W30 dino & syn for summer & winter oils, depending on what I have in my stash and how I arrange them for their intended use.


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'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
'15 Honda Civic LX
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